Jan 25, 2013 7:30pm PST
'dell, of venturebeat.com. as well as john myers, kxtv political editor joining us from sacramento. governor jerry brown struck a confident tone on thursday, applauding lawmakers and voters for making tough decisions to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech you get from any other governor. how many governors go from the book of genesis to "the little engine that could" in one 25-minute speech? this was a vintage jerry brown speech. i think really what you saw here was a little bit of the governor running a victory lap. proposition 30 passed. temporary taxes passed. the budget looks a lot better. i think this was the governor's chance to pivot, to pivot to talking about what makes california great, how we get them back on track. don't worry, we're getting there. so i took this as a real optimistic speech with a lot of details, a lo
Jan 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org jason: sacramento metro paramedics answer the call 24/7. medical emergencies large and small, patients are stabilized and transported by ambulance to the emergency room. but california's emergency rooms face a serious overcrowding crisis. and the prognosis for the future isn't good. brad reinke: it will probably get worse before it gets better. i don't see a wayof an . jason: solutions are out there, but everyone agrees that it's a system in need of its own lifeline. dr. peter sokolove: right now many of california's er's are in critical condition. they're barely hanging on. ♪ jason: a cool spring evening, perfect weather for walt lytle to hit the running track!
Jan 18, 2013 7:30pm PST
in sacramento. that's one of the reasons why he's sort of an ideal chairman. he is a realist. he wants to get moderates into the party. he's not just -- he's not somebody who's just in the base sort of talk to himself. he's sick of the circular firing squad. so i think jim brolty is sort of kind of old-fashioned politics that we all now talk about that's so great. >> republican party is in the cellar in california, lowest level ever, 30% of the voters. this is a huge job for anybody. a lot of people feel if anybody can do it, jim can. he has lot of respect, a lot of contacts and donors. >> the chairmanship gets filled in march. thank you both for joining us. great to have you on the show. carla marinucci and debra saunders. that's all for tonight. visit us at kqed.org/thisweek for past episodes and segments, to subscribe to our pod cast and to share your story ideas. thanks for watching. good night. gwen: to oath of office, a big parade, two gala balls, and parties galore. then after the inauguration the hard part starts. that's what we'll tackle tonight on "washington week." the president's
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
violence. how else can you get it? i took the republicans to my law office in sacramento on more than one occasion. i got them expensive wine. i met their wives i went to their homes and offices. they came down to meet with me on sunday morning, in the evening. here's problem. the republicans are in different localities than the democrats. they're not even in san francisco. they're not in los angeles. they're in fresno. they're in bakersfield. those people in that community are more conservative. they don't want any taxes. the tax word is very powerful. for the republicans they're doing what their neighbors and constituents want. >> reporter: it doesn't sound like you think at least on the state level and maybe on the federal level that this ideological split, the republicans, democrats, at a party and so forth it doesn't sound like you have a lot of hope that that could be bridged. >> i'm a very hopeful person and i'm optimistic about california that we found a way around the log jam. but i have to tell you the ideology of the republicans is different than the democrats. they don't mind